The Importance of Rugs

The Importance of Rugs

Rugs may seem unessential, but they are more useful than you may think. They are not only an excellent way to really bring out your home decor but they play a significant role in interior decoration and space design, like:  

Kerala’s Golden Fibre

Kerala’s Golden Fibre

Every year, about 350,000 metric tons (MT) of coir is produced around the globe. India and Sri Lanka account for 90% of the coir production. From India, Kerala handles 85% of India’s coir production.

The manufacturing of coir began during the post-Vedic period, as mentioned in the Ramayana. What once was distributed and exported via the traditional merchant, then transformed into a full-fledged industry with the influx of the Portuguese and other travellers from across the world. Colonialization ignited the establishment of coir factories, and laid the foundation of coir production, as it is today.

Coir: An Insight

Coir: An Insight

Coir is a natural fibre that comes from coconuts. Found in the layers that surround the seedpod also known as the husk, coir fibre cells have thick walls that are made up of cellulose which are narrow, and shallow. Derived from the Malayalam word “kayar”, the use of coir dates back to ancient times. Indian sailors who travelled to Malaya (Malaysia), Java (Indonesia), China, and the Gulf of Arabia used coir to make ropes for their ships.

Depending on whether they are pulled out of a ripe or an immature husk, coir fibres are eminent in two ways. 

Types of Weaves

Types of Weaves

Herringbone:

The herringbone weave is a form of the twill weave. The twill weave is when the fabric is woven to give you a pattern of diagonal, or “twill” lines that lean either left, or right. The difference with the herringbone weave is that twill lines are placed in opposite directions which gives it a reversed pattern. The uniqueness of this design has been termed due to it’s similarities with that of a herring fish.

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